Pedal Portland: 25 Easy Rides for Exploring the City by Bike (Paperback)
Pedal Portland is the ultimate guide for riding like a local.
Portland is beautiful, and the ever-expanding bike infrastructure makes for safe and pleasant riding. And it is a city full of bicyclists: 40 percent of residents bike recreationally and nearly 10 percent commute daily on bike. No wonder Bicycling magazine regularly names it one of the top cities to bike in America!
Pedal Portland celebrates the city’s passion for pedaling in an accessible, fun, and family-friendly way with rides that explore the most interesting parts of the city, from north to northwest to northeast, southwest to southeast, and the surrounding areas like Beaverton and Vancouver. The rides are accessible to anyone with a bike and range from eight to twelve miles but can be shortened by taking advantage of the city’s bike-friendly public transportation. Each route features a scavenger hunt that highlights the quirky and interesting sites along the way and includes tips on where to eat, drink, and stop to appreciate the view.
An Oregon native, it was Todd Roll’s life in Europe that opened his eyes to biking as more than a sport for speed junkies in Lycra. His desire to make biking accessible to all spawned his Portland sightseeing company, Pedal Bike Tours, as well as the business’ motto that “no spandex is required.” Through Pedal Bike Tours, he has helped get thousands of tourists and locals onto bikes to pedal the most bike friendly large city in America. Todd can be seen riding around Portland with his wife and daughter.
“This appealing family- and novice-friendly guidebook is a good choice for locals looking for easy rides and a wish to explore Portland-area neighborhoods; perfect for visitors who wish to explore by bicycle.” —Library Journal
“With Pedal Portland, Roll has created more than just a collection of routes. The illustrations, maps, healthy serving of historical insights, and high-quality production value make this something worth adding to your library. And the best part? This book will inspire even more people—both locals and visitors—to enjoy the simple pleasures of a bicycle ride.” —BikePortland.org
“Buy it and see if you don’t wear it out during one summer of cycling.” —The Oregonian
“Celebrates the city’s passion for pedaling in an accessible, fun, and family-friendly way.” —AM Northwest
“Want to get the most out of cycling in Portland, OR? This guidebook from Timber Press does a spectacular job of showing off the little things that make the city amazing—you know, besides the 300-plus miles of bikeway.” —NW Cyclist